Netflix unveils the truth behind the controversial defamation case in the recent Depp Vs Heard trailer. Depp Vs. Heard, which documents the real-life court trials of the most controversial defamation case between the popular Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, will stream on August 16, 2023.
Although, rather than emphasizing more on the trials and allegations made at the country court, the documentary series focuses on the raw public reactions to the case and how society reacts to such a situation where a woman tries her level best to use the women’s card and put the man in the wrong frame giving rise to the #mentoo movement.
Here is what happened in the Depp Vs Heard Trailer.
Depp Vs Heard Trailer: What’s the Actual Truth?
The Depp Vs. Heard trailer released on Netflix’s social media handles reads – Depp v Heard examines the infamous defamation case that captured the world’s attention as the first Trial by TikTok and questions the nature of truth and the role it plays in our modern society.
In the trailer video, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor Johnny Depp states why he is at the county court, saying ‘’Ms. Heard accused me of abuse’’. Whereas, the Aquaman star Amber Heard quoted a different reason for being at the court, suggesting- My ex-husband is suing me.
As the video and so does the case progresses, we quickly see the legal battle transforming into a cultural war, with people worldwide taking a keen interest in their feud.
The raw media coverage and public reactions followed during the 200 hours of live coverage strengthened Depp’s case, with the actor showing his gratitude to the public.
Internet divided over the lawsuit claims- Depp was the one who wanted the cameras in the courtroom, whereas she didn’t. While a supporter of Amber Heard also says- I would agree it’s a PR campaign disguised as a defamation case.
The trial gets so much more than Johnny Depp Vs Amber Heard and focuses on the public perception that raises the question What the Actual Truth Is?
Answers on 16th August!
Johnny Depp Vs Amber Heard: A Quick Recap of the Real Courtroom Drama!
The infamous defamation court trial between Depp and Heard was the most popular court trial in the world. A court case began in 2016 and concluded in 2022, led to the verdict in favor of the Fantastic Beasts actor Johnny Depp.
Let’s get on where it all started.
One year after their marriage, Aquaman actress Amber Heard filed for divorce from her husband, Johnny Depp, in May 2016, which the court eventually granted. However, during those trials, Amber Heard even complained against Depp for physically abusing her while drunk.
In response to her complaint, the court issued a restraining order against Depp, who denied all these false allegations stating that Amber was attempting to negotiate the divorce settlement by making false accusations which neither proved true by the police themselves.
In August 2016, the duo settled their legal matter out of court, post which Johnny paid a hefty $7 million to ex-wife Amber Heard. A few publications after that reported that Amber had donated half of the compensatory amount to a children’s hospital in Los Angeles and the other half to the American Civil Liberties Union. Again, it was a lie later proved wrong in the trials.
During this time, the ex-Hollywood couple released a joint statement to the public stating that their relationship had ended and there was no intent of physical or emotional harm by either side.
In January 2017, their divorce was finalized, and everything then went smoother. In their divorce filings, the ex-couple inserted a non-disparagement clause to avoid making any derogatory remarks against each other in the future. Amber Heard became the first one to disobey the clause.
In December 2018, Amber released an article about being a victim of sexual violence in The Washington Post. And while she never mentioned Johnny Depp’s name anywhere because she was only married to actor Johnny Depp, it became evident that she made those remarks against him.
A furious Depp filed a defamation case of $50 million against her ex-wife in 2019 and claimed she was not the victim but the real culprit of the domestic violence. Amber filed to dismiss the defamation case and gave examples of abuse done by Depp towards her. Similar action was witnessed by Depp’s side as well.
During the court trials, their marriage counselor revealed both participated in abuse. And a few statements from their respective psychologists revealed that Depp was dealing with anger management issues during his marriage while his ex-wife was suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder and Histrionic Personality Disorder, because of which she often gets violent with people around her, including her romantic partners.
Until now, Depp and Heard’s legal feud became a talk of the town on social media, with their fans engaging in a war of words giving rise to trends – #mentoo and #believeallewomen. Every influencer and general public keenly followed the live coverage of their trials and shared their opinion on the matter.
After multiple trials in June 2022, Depp finally proved that all the allegations made against him by his ex-wife Heard were false, as a result of which the jury announced the final verdict in his favor.
Although, how exactly Depp proved his innocence during the trials and how the raw attention of the public supported the case is only disclosed when you watch the documentary series on August 16.
So mark your calendars now.
Frequently Asked Questions of Depp Vs Heard Trailer
- When will Depp Vs Heard release?
Depp Vs. Heard will release on 16th August 2023 on Netflix.
- Is there any Depp Vs Heard official trailer?
Yes, the official trailer for Depp Vs Heard has been released online.
- Who won the Depp Vs. Heard case?
- Is Amber Heard there in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom?
Yes, Amber Heard starred as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
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